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Mollywobbles wrote:
Okay, I'm really annoyed that nobody picked up on my humorous line "SPERM OF THE MOMENT".. I thought that was at least worth a "groan" from ShadowCougar.





I was TRYING to ignore it.
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ShadowCougar wrote:


Mollywobbles wrote:
Okay, I'm really annoyed that nobody picked up on my humorous line "SPERM OF THE MOMENT".. I thought that was at least worth a "groan" from ShadowCougar.





I was TRYING to ignore it.


...perhaps you're right...men aren't that bad. just everyone i've met.
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LOL Wobbs. Don't let Shadow's dry sense of humor fool you. He was slapping his knees on that one. Or she. What gender is Shadow?
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*Checks his pants* Yup.. he.
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LOL Wobbs. Don't let Shadow's dry sense of humor fool you. He was slapping his knees on that one. Or she. What gender is Shadow?


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Oh man. Everyone has been giving macross lots of flirtatious attention, and poor shadow's been here the entire time watching the fickle ladies battle it out. You are loved Shadow.
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JKR DID say in the Bloomsbury chat that Harry lost the ability to speak Parseltongue. And by the way...I wonder if Harry got another scar after Voldemort AKd him again, and what shape is was?
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Kreacherteacher wrote:
Oh man. Everyone has been giving macross lots of flirtatious attention, and poor shadow's been here the entire time watching the fickle ladies battle it out. You are loved Shadow.


aww...yes. poor shadow. dress up as sirius and you may of course dance weeth abi! your costume must of course be convincing, mind...**throws robes and mask at shadow** we shall see who makes the better sirius! macross or shdow!
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Oooh...a walk-off! Like in Zoolander! :smileyhappy: I love that movie
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At least Shadow is more subtle. A very tragic figure, I think.

Zoolander is so stupid it's funny. Sometimes I just have to dive into that kind of ridiculous humor.
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Yeah, I can't always handle stupid humor. But when it's done right, and I'm in the mood for it, than it can be a very refreshing kind of comedy. After my brother and I saw Zoolander we only spoke to eachother through quotations from the movie. My favorite is:
"I became bulimic".
"You can read minds"?

Oh, that one never gets old!
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Ah, come on ShadowCougar, you have to admit it was better than me saying Sirius was barking mad.



ShadowCougar wrote:


Mollywobbles wrote:
Okay, I'm really annoyed that nobody picked up on my humorous line "SPERM OF THE MOMENT".. I thought that was at least worth a "groan" from ShadowCougar.





I was TRYING to ignore it.


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thank you ABI, to paraphrase Churchill (although I am sure ShadowCougar will provide us with the exact quote as he is wont to do)..my best off the cuff remarks are worked out in advance...I had been thinking of that one for a few weeks. Pathetic.



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lol, Molly, I actually DID pick up on that. Just forgot to reply. :smileyhappy:

And yes . .. how fortunate we have been agreeing lately.


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In DH, the Prince's Tale chapter, there's a scene where Snape is waiting on a hilltop-he has revealed the prophesy to Voldey, who has assumed it referred to Lily's son. Harry, seeing this in the pensieve wonders what Snape is waiting for. Then "a blinding, jagged jet of white light flew through the air: Harry thought of lightning, but Snape had dropped to his knees and his wand had flown out of his hand. "Don't kill me!. " "That was not my intention." Any sound of Dumbledore apparating had been drowned by the sound of the wind in the branches...etc.

Dumbledore could apparate without making any noise, and what was that jet of white light? Was Dumbledore just really pissed and so was making a demonstration of his power?
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Yes, I think that white light was just a theatrical stunt on Dumbledore's part; trying to blind Snape long enough to disarm him, just in case it was a trap.

Changing the topic...

Up above, someone asked if Harry lost the ability to speak Parseltongue. I think the answer was embedded in the book, but JKR did confirm that he lost the ability when he lost the Horcrux.

Dumbledore did have the ability to understand Parseltongue -- this had been confirmed by JKR. But she never said whether or not he could actually speak it.
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You've gotta love Dumbledore, he's got style!



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Yes, I think that white light was just a theatrical stunt on Dumbledore's part; trying to blind Snape long enough to disarm him, just in case it was a trap.

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Here's another one about the room of requirement (by the way, nobody has given me their opinion of what happened to the ROR after the fiendfyre)

In DH, Neville really "gets" the ROR-knows just what to ask to get the room to provide what he needs. When the students are holed up in there, with the access to the Hogshead, somebody stays in there all the time to keep the room doing what they need it to do.

But in OOTP, Umbridge's Inquisitorial Squad are able to get into the ROR. I believe Pansy got in and picked up the list of members of the D.A. But, if the D.A. members had already fled, having been warned by Dobby, how did Pansy get in without knowing what to say to make the room appear? Was this just a timing thing-she got in while there was still a D.A.member on their way out?

And why, in HPB, is Trelawney able to open the room to hide her sherry bottles, while Draco is in there messing with the vanishing cabinet.?
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Mollywobbles wrote:
Here's another one about the room of requirement (by the way, nobody has given me their opinion of what happened to the ROR after the fiendfyre)

In DH, Neville really "gets" the ROR-knows just what to ask to get the room to provide what he needs. When the students are holed up in there, with the access to the Hogshead, somebody stays in there all the time to keep the room doing what they need it to do.

But in OOTP, Umbridge's Inquisitorial Squad are able to get into the ROR. I believe Pansy got in and picked up the list of members of the D.A. But, if the D.A. members had already fled, having been warned by Dobby, how did Pansy get in without knowing what to say to make the room appear? Was this just a timing thing-she got in while there was still a D.A.member on their way out?

And why, in HPB, is Trelawney able to open the room to hide her sherry bottles, while Draco is in there messing with the vanishing cabinet.?




I would like to believe that the RoR could have dealt with the Fiendfyre as soon as it disappeared back into nothingness when the kids left. There WAS a counterspell, the kids just didn't know it. The fire HAD to have been put out otherwise the whole castle would have gone up in flames and we know that it did not. I doubt that much in the room actually survived the fire, though.

Pansy did get in while the door was still open in the Umbridge incident.

In HBP, Trelawney was able to get in to hide her sherry bottles because that was the same room where people hid things. The cabinet was in the room when Harry hid his Potions book.
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Well, I certainly hope the fiendfyre was extinguished when the room disappeared, otherwise some unlucky student may just open the door and find the nasty stuff still in there. If it were ordinary fire, it would be extinguished when the oxygen was depleted, or it had consumed everything in the place. But it isn't ordinary fire. I'm hoping that the magic of the ROR was a match for it (sorry, no pun intended)

The Trelawney thing still bothers me though. Sybil went to hide her bottles in the same place that Harry hid his potions book-agreed. But, when she tries to do that, she is booted out by Draco who was already in the room, presumably working on the vanishing cabinet. Wouldn't Draco have said something like "I need a private place to work on this cabinet"? But, if Sybil was able to open the room by doing the usual..I need to find a place to hide my stuff,...why wasn't Harry able to get into the room when he so desperately wanted to find out what Draco was doing in there? He spent hours, I think when Ron and Hermione were off doing their apparition tests, trying to get into the room, using every combination he could think of to find out what Draco was up to. Yet, Sybil opens the door (albeit gets booted out) just by doing the usual "I need a place to stash my empties".



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I think it is because the ROR requires specifics. Harry just kept asking it to lead him where malfoy was, but, I don't think the ROR recognizes who its inhabitants are, so it wouldn't know what Harry meant by Malfoy. Or maybe it is just that the ROR tries its best to "protect" whoever is in it at the time.
And if not that, than it goes back to specific requests, like Neville said "you have to tell it EXACTLY what you want". So just asking it to let him where malfoy was wasn't good enough. The ONLY way to get in while malfoy was in there was by requesting for the room to hide things. If Harry had said I need a place to hide something like he did when he went to hide the potions book, than he would've been able to get to Malfoy. But harry did not know that's where malfoy was. He didn't know EXACTLY, so he could never get in no matter how hard he tried. Trelawney got in only because she wanted the room that could hide things.

Wow, I feel like that was very repetitive, sorry
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Mollywobbles wrote:
Well, I certainly hope the fiendfyre was extinguished when the room disappeared, otherwise some unlucky student may just open the door and find the nasty stuff still in there. If it were ordinary fire, it would be extinguished when the oxygen was depleted, or it had consumed everything in the place. But it isn't ordinary fire. I'm hoping that the magic of the ROR was a match for it (sorry, no pun intended)

The Trelawney thing still bothers me though. Sybil went to hide her bottles in the same place that Harry hid his potions book-agreed. But, when she tries to do that, she is booted out by Draco who was already in the room, presumably working on the vanishing cabinet. Wouldn't Draco have said something like "I need a private place to work on this cabinet"? But, if Sybil was able to open the room by doing the usual..I need to find a place to hide my stuff,...why wasn't Harry able to get into the room when he so desperately wanted to find out what Draco was doing in there? He spent hours, I think when Ron and Hermione were off doing their apparition tests, trying to get into the room, using every combination he could think of to find out what Draco was up to. Yet, Sybil opens the door (albeit gets booted out) just by doing the usual "I need a place to stash my empties".



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I think Tigerlilly has it right, Mollywobbles. Draco had found the cabinet in the "room of hidden things" and that's where he worked on it. But you are right... if Draco had been smart, he would have asked the room to just become a place where he could work on it privately. I don't think Draco ever "got" the room the way that Neville or Harry did.

It makes one wonder, though, if he discovered the cabinet was there by accident or if he had asked Filch where he put it...